Those who live along the Gulf Coast region, including those in Plaquemines Parish, choose the area for many reasons including its great family atmosphere, rich culture and diversity and its year-round outdoor activities, like hunting and fishing.
Enjoying this lifestyle does come with a few challenges; tropical events, flooding events and other hazards that come with living near water. Regardless of the emergency, there is something every individual can do to limit their risk: Get A Game Plan
Having an emergency plan in place for your family is the easiest way of handling a crisis of any nature, whether it is a hurricane or terrorist attack. Provided is information that can be helpful as you develop your emergency plan.
All-Hazards (Disaster) Preparedness
The term “all-hazards” is used describe possible situations that can impact you and your family. Preparing for “all-hazards” emergency requires you knowing your risks and developing emergency plans to use during and after the situation.
Caring for Animal Safety in Emergencies
Learn how to care for and keep your pets safe during an emergency.
Emergency Kit Supply
In the event of an emergency, you need to be prepared to sustain yourself and your family for several days with no outside help. One thing you can do to prepare for such an event is to have an emergency supply kit.
Emergency Planning for Pets
When evacuating the Parish, it is imperative that you take your pet with you. Do not leave your pet restrained outside. Animals left behind will most likely become victims of environmental exposure, starvation, drowning by floodwaters, predators, contaminated food and water, or accidents.
Emergency Planning for Special Needs Residents
Learn about what you can do to care for special-needs residents during an emergency.
Floods can be slow or fast rising, so the best way to prepare for a flooding event is to examine your property and home to understand what precautions you can take to lessen the damage of a flooding event.
Hurricane Intensity & Terminology
Check out some very helpful terminology related to storms and hurricanes.
Hurricane Preparation & Evacuation
Hurricane preparation should begin now with a thorough review of your home insurance and flood policies to make sure you are properly covered. There are also things you need to do before and after a storm.
Mobile Home Preparedness
Plaquemines Parish encourages all mobile home residents to make alternative arrangements during any tropical event in order to vacate the home until a storm has passed.